Tight security arrangements have been made for Congress MLAs from Bihar staying at a resort near Hyderabad after they were shifted here on the night of 4 February to foil suspected poaching attempts by the BJP-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance).
Security personnel were keeping tight vigil around Siri Nature’s Valley Resort at Kagazghat in Rangareddy district, about 40 km from Telangana state capital Hyderabad. Police have erected barricades to check the movement of vehicles around the resort off Nagarjuna Sagar Road.
The Congress, which is in power in Telangana, has made all arrangements to ensure that the MLAs are comfortable, with local Congress MLA Malreddy Rangareddy supervising the arrangements. The Ibrahimpatnam MLA personally received the legislators at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and escorted them to the resort amidst tight security.
Authorities have ensured that outsiders have no access to the block allotted to the MLAs. Sources said this was done as a precautionary measure to make sure that no one tried to approach the MLAs.
A few Bihar Congress leaders accompanying the MLAs were coordinating the arrangements with the party’s Telangana leadership, including ministers.
The MLAs are likely to stay in the resort until 11 February. Chief minister A. Revanth Reddy will reportedly meet them after his return from Jharkhand, where he travelled on Monday to participate in Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.